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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Apr 22, 2010 9:58pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Is Adobe Flash going to be redundant?

Gerry, just been reading the book "Pirates, Prophets and Pioneers" Business and politics along the Technological Frontiers.

It mentions SKY TV in the UK.

There Sky offered bundled channels, then round about 1996 the UK regulators made a law forcing SKY to allow pick and mix, and no more packages of channels.

There SKY did the transmission from satellite on behalf of other companies too, SKY did the billing for those companies too.

I did a quick check on Wikipedia for British SKY and what happen after they were forced to sell pick and mix of channels, and no more pick and mix of bundles of channels.

I found no reference, but I only had a few minutes. Maybe you would have more luck?

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Poster: garthus Date: Apr 23, 2010 6:04am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Is Adobe Flash going to be redundant?

Peter,

I think thy were bought out by another company several years ago.

Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Apr 23, 2010 8:02pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Is Adobe Flash going to be redundant?

my point was 1996 the UK regulators made a law forcing SKY (and other such providers when the came along) to allow pick and mix of single channels, and no more pick and mix of PACKAGES of channels.

I only watch TV news, everything else is DVD hired on line, send to me fast post (overnight)

I use my satellite Free View MAINLY for perfect National Radio Concert Program, running in the background 24/7, but the Government due to the recession won't provide extra funding for cost increases, so it wont be a all nighter, or there will be advertising soon.